Gender, Science and Nature, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 30 October 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-54507 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 28 July 2022 – 21 August 2022

Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

About the course

Given the power of science and narratives of nature it is crucial to examine how notions of nature and scientific knowledge is produced as well as critically examining what is produced. The core focus of this course is to examine how power operates in the ways that 'science' and 'nature' are constructed and operate.

The course takes as its foundation that science and nature are not pre-existing 'things' but subject to social processes and cultural norms. It is therefore imperative to examine how social and cultural values influence scientific traditions, how scientific knowledge is produced, and the implications of what is produced through various scientific epistemologies.

With the specific help of feminist and gender studies theories and approaches this course introduces you to a range of historical and contemporary debates about the production of nature and scientific knowledge and their implications. You are then encouraged to examine, problematise and apply these perspectives in relation to each other as well as to various contemporary issues.

More information


Centre for Gender Research

Villavägen 6 752 36 UPPSALA

Box 527, 751 20 Uppsala

Telephone: 018-471 2276

Karin S. Lindelöf